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FSB detained Ukrainian journalist in Crimea, interrogated him for several hours

17.05.2016, 14:05

The journalist of the information agency RBK-Ukraina Ihor Burdyha was detained by the Russian security service FSB in Crimea that is occupied by Russia. He reported this at the website of RBK-Ukraina.

The journalist was detained under excuse of looking similar to a robber. In Crimea, he intended to cover the alarmingly frequent cases of abductions and arrests of Crimean Tatars. He was intending to avoid accreditation and keep a low profile after the scandal when all journalists who were accredited with "DPR" were accused of treason by some activists, and their names and phone numbers were published at the website "Mirotvorets". Burdyha was detained when he was visiting the Russian court in Crimea on the case of so-called "black realtors". FSB officers told him that they are aware that he is a journalist, and that he works without official registration. They threatened to detain him for longer for affiliation with the Ukrainian "Right Sector". After that, the journalist was forced to leave Crimea, and he says he probably will not be able to return there for his journalist work.

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